Azabu Skin Clinic
As the summer heat cools down and we enter the relaxing days of fall, we’ve added some new items to the clinic menu, including melasma treatment and a DNA test for dieting. A DNA test? That’s right: Your genes are yours and will never change throughout your life. Just one simple gene test will reveal whether it’s carbohydrates or fat that causes your problems, and what exercises will give you the best results. We also have a new 90-minute version of our popular Ultimate Slimming Program, giving you yet another choice for body refreshment this season. Or why not come in and try our whitening injection to revive your tired skin and body after absorbing the summer’s strong UV rays? We’ve also got a special campaign for the Titan XL treatment for skin tightening skin and sagginess reduction, and a special limited ThermaCool skin tightening package on specified days of the week. Be sure to check our homepage for our various campaigns!
- 78% off ThermaCool CPT
- 43% off body ThermaCool CPT
- 67-73% off Botox & fillers
- Photo facial trial: ¥9,800
- Cavitation RF trial: ¥5,000
- Laser hair removal trial (armpits): ¥1,900
- *Plus tax, valid until Sep 30, 2014
7F Hagiwara Bldg 1, 1-3-1, Hiroo, Shibuya-ku. Tel: 0120-005-327 (Toll free). email@example.com. Open Mon-Tue & Thu-Sun 10am-7pm, Wed 11am-8pm. Nearest station: Ebisu (West Exit). www.azabu-skinclinic.com
Move beyond your traditional fitness routines with pilates—a holistic approach that utilizes physical strength training and breathing exercises to work both your body and your mind. Stop in at one of Basi Pilates’ 13 studios in Tokyo and find out how 20 million other pilates practitioners worldwide train their minds to control their muscles, build flexibility, increase strength and improve coordination. These unique exercises tone the deep muscles that support your skeleton—not just the surface muscles affected by ordinary workouts. Pilates practice helps you access newfound power from the very first time you try it. To consistently improve your posture and physical well-being, the muscle contractions you learn can be managed daily—at home or at the studio. The studio sessions will also teach you how to direct your thoughts inward and use concentration and breathing exercises to help focus your mind—a little like working out and meditating at the same time.
- Sign up today and receive free registration (reg. ¥30,000)
- Four private lessons for ¥38,500/month
- Five private lessons for ¥46,500/month
Studios in Roppongi, Shibuya and Yokohama. Tel: 03-6425-7054. Open Mon-Fri 10am-9:30pm, Sat-Sun & hols, 9am-5pm. Nearest stations: Roppongi, Shibuya, Yokohama. www.basipilates.jp/english
Elana Jade Organic Beauty
For a dose of mental, physical and spiritual health, stop in at Tokyo’s most exclusive organic beauty salon. Specializing in facials, waxing and massage, Elana Jade is located on the chic shopping street in Azabu Juban, offering an oasis in the heart of Tokyo. This fall, turn back time with the Ilcsi Organics peeling facial, which uses pure certified organic ingredients and is a favorite among celebrities such as Nicole Kidman and Gwyneth Paltrow. For ultimate results, it’s recommended you have one facial every week for four weeks; after that, one or two facials a year is all that’s needed to keep your skin vibrant and in its peak condition. With no chemicals or lasers, an Elana Jade facial is a must to look and feel your best this fall.
- Mention Metropolis and receive four 60-min peeling facials for only ¥42,000 (¥14,000 savings)
3F Latorie Memorial Bldg, 1-5-19, Azabu Juban, Minato-ku. Tel: 03-6438-9895. firstname.lastname@example.org. Open Mon-Tue 11am-9pm, Wed-Fri 10am-9pm, Sat-Sun 10am-7pm. Nearest station: Azabu-Juban. www.elanajade.com
Gold Salon Tokyo is the first choice for foreign residents seeking a hair salon experience closer to what they might be used to back home. In fact, 98 percent of the salon’s clientele are foreign residents. As English is the first language in the salon, communication—from booking through to consultation—gives Gold the leading edge. Unlike hairdressers who’ve trained or worked exclusively on Asian hair, the stylist/colorists on the Gold team have many years of experience working with the variations in hair texture and myriad color options of discerning clientele from a variety of countries. As salon owner and director Howard Regner likes to put it, “If the U.N. set up a salon, it would pretty much look like Gold!” So if you want a great cut, superb colors or the smoothest Brazilian keratin treatments in town, then we’d like to say to you, “Welcome to Gold!”
- 20% off our entire service menu on your first visit!
6F, 4-1-9 Azabu Juban, Minato-ku. Tel: 03-6436-0228. Open Mon & Wed-Sat 10am-8pm, closed Tue & Sun. Nearest station: Azabu-Juban. www.goldsalontokyo.com
Hayato Salon just celebrated its second anniversary in its new Roppongi location after moving from Omotesando. Established in New York City back in 1994, the salon opened the doors of its London branch five years back, and its three global branches are now situated in the three most sophisticated hairstyling cities of the world. Hayato guarantees absolute satisfaction. Each team member is completely bilingual, and they all try their very best to create a relaxing, comfortable and classy environment. Our hairstylists are all experts—especially at handling foreigners’s varied hair types. The secret behind our expertise is that Hayato himself, the founder, spent more than 12 years developing a training program for his staff. They only debut as hairstylists at Hayato Tokyo after two years of on-the-job training at Hayato New York, learning to speak English. Come down and enjoy the results of this well-honed system.
- 30% off cut, color and perm for first-time visitors until the end of December
206 The Roppongi Tokyo Plaza, 3-7-1, Roppongi, Minato-ku. Tel: 03-5574-8844. Open Mon & Wed-Fri 10am-9pm, Sat-Sun & hols 10am-7pm, closed Tue. Nearest station: Roppongi. www.hayatosalons.com
Kiwa Salon NY
Kiwa Salon is dedicated to making men and women look their best. Begun in New York, the salon focuses on providing the highest quality of beauty treatment, with the Stateside branches consistently receiving 4-5-star ratings on online urban guide Yelp. Now the salon that brought Japanese cutting-edge techniques to the U.S. is coming back home to Tokyo, where English-speaking stylists can create beautiful cuts, colors and perms for both Asian and Western hair. Using coloring agents normally unavailable in Japan, the staff are all highly experienced in creating show-stopping highlights and color gradations in both Japanese and Western hair. Come on by and find out what New York has been talking about!
- Mention Metropolis to get a cut for ¥4,300, a cut & half highlights for ¥10,850, or a cut & full highlights for ¥13,300.
- Cut: ¥5,500
- Cut & half highlights: ¥15,500
- Cut & full highlights: ¥19,000
- *Plus tax
2F Porte Bonheur, 5-4-11 Akasaka, Minato-ku. Tel: 03-6426-5227. Open daily 10am-8pm, closed 3rd Mon monthly (Also closed Sep 22 & 29). Nearest station: Akasaka. www.kiwasalon.com/jp/
Malu Hair Make
In 2002, Ellie began her career as a stylist in Tokyo. She then moved to midtown New York, where she picked up knowledge of the beauty industry and quickly found herself in hot demand. Now back in Japan (as of last April), Ellie offers her expertise in cutting, washing and blow drying, as well as Japanese straightening, as she brings a personal touch of enthusiasm and joy to everyone who enters her salon. Makeup and personal ID photo shoot services are also available onsite, combining several professional services in a single convenient location to help you create a positive, powerful image of yourself. With a private and relaxing atmosphere, her salon is located just three minutes from Ebisu station.
- Blow out (includes shampoo) ¥3,500 (reg. ¥5,000). Valid until Oct 20, 2014.
- Cut: ¥8,000 (women) ¥7,000 (men)
- Color: From ¥7,000
- Straightening*: From ¥20,000
- *Consultation required
3F Hirota Bldg, 1-3-8 Ebisu Nishi, Shibuya-ku. Tel: 090-8558-3382 (Ellie Ishida). email@example.com. Open daily, by appointment only. Nearest station: Ebisu. http://meturl.com/maluhairmake
We create jewelry through the traditional Japanese metalworking technique of mokumegane. Roughly 400 years ago, master metalsmith Denbei Shoami developed an exquisite technique in which differently colored metals were layered, then painstakingly carved and forged to create beautiful patterns in the style of wood grains. Top Japanese jewelry brand Mokumeganeya is one of the few brands in the world to specialize in mokumegane. We use processes that have been handed down since the Edo period, and which have grown and developed over time to add more and more variations to this ancient technique. Your jewelry will be made by highly skilled smiths whose hand-crafted techniques ensure that each wood grain pattern is unique in the world. You’re welcome to drop in any time and check out the jewelry collection at any of our 16 Mokumeganeya stores across Japan. Let our concierges help you find the unique jewelry style that’s right for you!
- 5-10-7 Jingumae, Shibuya-ku. Nearest station: Omotesando.
- 3-4-18 Ginza, Chuo-ku. Nearest station: Ginza.
- 3-34-13 Shinjuku, Shinjuku-ku. Nearest station: Shinjuku.
- 1-20-2 Motomachi, Naka-ku, Yokohama. Nearest station: Motomachi Chukagai.
Tel: 03-3408-7863. firstname.lastname@example.org. Open 11am-8pm Mon-Sun. www.mokumeganeya.com/e/
Major nail chain Nail Quick offers delicate Japanese nail art from skilled manicurists who take the traditional Japanese spirit of hospitality to heart. The chain’s salons can be found minutes away from major stations, including Asakusa, Ueno, Akihabara, Shibuya, Omotesando, Shinjuku, Ikebukuro, Tokyo, Azabu Juban and Yokohama, just to name a few—and a branch can also be found at Narita Airport. Since its founding in 1996, Nail Quick has grown to become the largest nail chain in the metropolitan area. Feel free to consult the salon’s manicurists for the best solution to your finger and toe needs 365 days a year. The season’s hot recommendation is the popular gel nail course, available from ¥7,000 plus tax. In addition to nail art and care, Nail Quick salons offer imported BodyHonee epilating wax, which is made of 100% natural ingredients, and can be used as Brazilian wax by both men and women at home (also available online).
- 50% off paraffin pack treatment for customers taking services over ¥2,400 (plus tax). Valid until Oct 31, 2014.
Shibuya Premium Store
If you’re considering cosmetic surgery, Plaza Clinic, conveniently located near Hiroo Crossing, is an easy choice. Dr. Robert Kure is the only surgeon in Japan certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery and was chief resident in plastic surgery at UCLA. As the head surgeon of Plaza Clinic, he strives to make sure it has the very best in modern cosmetic care. State-of-the-art equipment is used for Botox treatment for wrinkles, hyperhidrosis in hands and migraine headaches. Lines are reduced with Restylane and Juvéderm, while blemishes and wrinkles are removed with Retin-A and Obagi systems. Plaza also offers facelifts, liposuction, laser tattoo and freckle removal, and double eyelid procedures. English consultations are offered, and foreign insurance can be used for reconstructive procedures and certain dermatological cases. Once you’ve been to Plaza, we’re confident you’ll return. Laser hair removal is currently 50% off.
- 50% off laser hair removal (one-time offer, restrictions apply) plus a free book, New You With Botox
4F, 5-5-1 Hiroo, Shibuya-ku. Tel: 03-5475-2345. email@example.com. Open Mon-Tue & Thu-Sat 9:30am-6pm (by appointment), closed Wed & Sun. Nearest station: Hiroo. www.plazaclinic.net
For over 20 years, Sin Den has been Tokyo’s go-to salon for innovative cuts, perfect hair coloring and effortless sleek styling. Located near Tokyo’s fashion hub, Harajuku, Sin Den’s rep comes from honest communication, personal attention and the way you feel when you leave the salon: refreshed, fabulous and flirty. Foreigners, celebs, families and locals rave about Sin Den’s team of charismatic stylists. They know all the hottest hair trends and nail treatments, but listen first to what you want. Luxuriate in the last days of summer by treating yourself to Sin Den’s rich Keratin treatment. Keratin “kers” for your hair, repairing sun damage and smoothing strands, leaving you feeling silky and sexy all the way into fall.
- Mention Metropolis for 20% off all hair services
- Shellac nail coloring manicure for ¥4,500 or pedicure for ¥6,500; the first 10 bookings will receive a free 10-15 minute mani or pedi massage. (Only for customers new to Sin Den. Valid until Oct 31, 2014.)
3-9-3 Jingumae, Shibuya-ku. Tel: 03-3405-4409. Open Mon-Sat 10am-8pm, Sun 10am-7pm. Nearest station: Omotesando.
Smile Care Orthodontics Shibuya
Smile Care Orthodontics Shibuya takes every step to make every one of our patients smiles. And with inner braces, you can keep your confident smile even during your treatment. Inner braces are attached to the inside surfaces of the teeth, meaning they’re practically invisible from the outside—even up close. By coordinating with our dentists, dental hygienists and dental technicians, we ensure that we can deliver the optimal treatment plan for your teeth. We also offer partial braces, which will correct only the area of your teeth you might be concerned about, and 3-D digital inner braces, which use a fine orthodontic wire that’s produced based on a computer simulation predicting the movement of your teeth, enabling us to shorten your treatment period to six months or less. Our patients don’t have to feel self-conscious about their braces or avoid eating certain food. You’ll get a more beautiful smile without having to change your lifestyle.
- Mention Metropolis for a free consultation
- Inner braces: ¥1,350,000
- Initial consultation: ¥3,240
- Examination/diagnosis: ¥37,800
- Teeth whitening: ¥27,000 (home)/¥48,600 (office)/¥75,600 (dual home & office)
- Fast orthodontics (optional): ¥54,000
- *Tax included
9F-A 27SY Bldg, 1-8-7 Shibuya, Shibuya-ku. Tel: 03-6450-5822, 0120-188-901 (Toll-free). Open Mon-Tue & Thu-Fri 12:30-8:30pm, Sat-Sun & hols 9:30am-12:30pm/1:30-5:30pm, closed Wed. Nearest station: Shibuya. www.shibuyakyousei.jp
Sorriso Dental Salon
A bright white smile is beautiful to see and a great source of self-confidence. Sorriso Dental Salon works with internationally trained dental specialists to improve the aesthetic appearance of your teeth, your dental alignment and your smile. A comprehensive dental exam will be performed by Dr. Ueki during your initial dental visit and at regular check-ups. We also specialize in skin treatment, including dermal filler treatments using collagen, hyaluronic acid, calcium hydroxylapatite and Botox, which rejuvenate facial skin by reducing or eliminating wrinkles, raising scar depressions, enhancing lips and replacing soft tissue volume loss through facial injections. Sorriso Dental Salon will take care of all your needs in a comfortable, private environment. Feel free to contact us for any inquiries.
- 20% off home teeth whitening (reduced to ¥36,000 from ¥45,000)
1/2F, 4-21-23 Takanawa, Minato-ku. Tel: 03-3443-4557; Fax: 03-3443-4558. firstname.lastname@example.org. Open Tue & Fri 10am-7pm; Mon, Sat & Sun 10am-5pm. Nearest station: Shinagawa. http://belsorriso.jp
Vip Creative Hair International
Vip Creative Hair International is there to meet all your hair care and beauty needs for any special occasion. Their team of experts has served Tokyo’s Japanese and foreign communities for many years, and they work to provide a relaxing and refreshing atmosphere of pure luxury in their private treatment rooms. Their exclusive tewaza (hand technique) spa relaxes the head and scalp muscles, improves circulation, stimulates facial muscles and enhances your body’s natural healing powers. The salon staff have extensive experience in the U.S. and Japan, and can work with a full range of hair colors—as their many loyal foreign customers can attest. Leave your stress behind, relax and enjoy the VIP treatment at this exceptional hair salon!
- Mention Metropolis and receive free Kérastase hair treatment when you purchase other services over ¥5,000 (first-time visitors only)
- Hair: Cut, color, perm, highlights and head spa
- Body: Waxing and facials
2F YS Bldg, 2-1-21 Moto-Azabu, Minato-ku. Tel: 03-6408-6132. Open Tue-Sat 10am-8pm, Sun & hols 10am-7pm, closed Mon. Nearest station: Hiroo or Roppongi. www.vipcreativehair.jp
Watanabe Hair Dressing
To visit Watanabe Hair Dressing is to experience the best of Tokyo’s hair salons, where English-speaking staff pamper clients from start to finish, using unique techniques to create sophisticated looks. If you’re looking to discover a great new style this fall, a visit to Watanabe Hair Dressing may just be a step in the right direction. Forbes once called Aki Watanabe “the best hairdresser in Tokyo.” Trained at the Vidal Sassoon and Toni & Guy academies, his own salon, Watanabe Hair Dressing, celebrated its 20th anniversary last year. Aki’s done hairstyling for magazines such as The Face and i-D and worked for brands like Red or Dead. Some of his celebrity clients include Beat Takeshi, architect Paul Tange and Massive Attack. But you don’t have to be an A-lister to enjoy his latest styling trends and techniques—Aki has trained his young staff to provide great coifs at affordable prices for everyone.
- Mention Metropolis and receive 10% off all hair services (first-timers only)
- Haircut by hairstylist Aki: ¥9,720
- Haircut: ¥5,940 (stylist). Gray cover: ¥5,940
- Henna from ¥7,560. Coloring from ¥8,100
- Highlights from ¥8,640
B1 Sun Beauty Harajuku, 3-25-6 Jingumae, Shibuya-ku. Tel: 03-3405-1188. Open Tue-Fri 11am-9pm, Sat 10am-9pm, Sun & hols 10am-8pm. Nearest station: Harajuku or Meiji-Jingumae. www.watanabe-hair.com